Gulf Air has announced it has selected Honeywell´s (NYSE: HON) GoDirect Flight Efficiency analytics software to reduce fuel costs in its fleet of Airbus and Boeing airplanes and to help minimize the carbon footprint of the airline, the company said.
The innovative Connected Aircraft service analyzes a multitude of flight-related factors to optimize fuel efficiency, aiming to help the airline reduce its fuel consumption and lower associated operational costs, which can run to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Gulf Air joins an expanding list of airlines adopting GoDirect Flight Efficiency to help manage fuel consumption. Current users include, Air Lingus, British Airways, Etihad Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.
Gulf Air is the flag carrier of Bahrain. The airline operates scheduled services to 50 destinations in 27 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.